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ISBN 13: 9781235935701

The Blue Guides England

 
9781235935701: The Blue Guides England
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 Excerpt: ... kingdom dared to encounter him in single combat." He was born near Whitchurch and was killed at Castillon, near Bordeaux.--We now enter Cheshire (p. 250). About 2 m. S. of (231 m-) Wrenbury is Combermcre Abbey, formerly belonging to Viscount Combermere, a beautiful mansion on the site of a Cistercian abbey, surrounded by fine woods and overlooking a large mere.--281 m. Nantwleh (Brine Baths Hotel; Crown; Lamb), junction for the G.W.R. to Market Drayton and Wellington (p. 227), is a picturesque old town (7815 inhab.) with a handsome Dec. and Perp. church and many quaint old half-timbered houses. It was once noted for its saltworks; the springs are now used for medicinal baths.--82 m. Crewe, on the main line of the L. & N.W.R., see p. 250. From Shrewsbury to Birmingham (London) and to Chester, see Rte. 32b; to Worcester, set p. 281; t« Stafford, p. 248; to Wales, see the Blue Guide to Wales. 39. PROM GLOUCESTER AND FROM HEREFORD TO "WORCESTER. From Gloucester, 34J m., G.W.R. in 1J-1 hr. (8/10, 2/4); From Hereford, 29 m., G.W.R. in 1-1 hr. (5/, 2/5). These routes unite at' Ledbury. From Gloucester Worcester may be reached also by the M.R. trains (28 m. in 4-1 hr.) diverging from the Bristol to Birmingham line beyond Wadborough (see pp. 142, 143). Gloucester, see p. 253. The train crosses the Severn and runs N.W. via (10 m.) Newent and (14 m.) Dymock, bejo.id which it enters Herefordshire (p. 261). The church of Kempley, 24-m. W. of Dymock, contains some remarkable wall-paintings of the 12th cent., discovered in 1871.--19 m. Ledbury and thence to Worcester, see below. Hereford, see p. 262. At (7i m.) Stoke Edith is the finely wooded Stoke Edith Park.--13£ m. Ledbury (Rfmts.; Feathers; Royal Oak) is a small town (3358 inhab.) on the Ledd...

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